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Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
corridor. ironically yesterday i was back in new york city actually looking at some of the flood and storm damage. many of the transportation infrastructure facilities were adversely impacted, a huge amount of damage. they have incredible -- new york city how resilient as people are and how well they are coming back. i think they have about 95% of their transit operations, and the rail was particularly hit amongst all of these east side in lower manhattan, tunnels flooded and just think of the massive effort put forward to get those trains running. they probably move about 20% of all the passengers in the world in new york city and a hit like that was incredible. i understand mayor bloomberg who was here yesterday will be in town today and we had discussions yesterday about fema, which our committee oversees and also the transportation infrastructure and maybe the focus of an additional committee. today we are focused, looking particularly at amrak's structural organization and i might also recall that in the last hearing we will be doing on the northeast corridor, our very first hearing w
Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
to our concerns. .. >> we are now live with condoleezza rice and former chancellor of new york city public schools. they will discuss america's education system and its impact on security. it is part of a event hosted by the excellence in foundation for education. right now we are listening to introductory remarks. >> the first african-american woman to hold that post. she's a former national security advisor under president george w. bush. she is also the cofounder of the center for a new generation, which is an innovative afterschool enrichment program, and she is the co-author of numerous books, including two bestsellers. she is an undergraduate degree from the university of denver, a masters from notre dame, and a phd from the university of denver. mr. klein and doctor rice are going to be discussing a report that they have authored, which has been published in march of this year by the council on foreign relations. among many things, this report notes that while the united states invests more in k-12 public education than many other developed countries, students are woefully il
Nov 14, 2012 8:00pm EST
and evaluation for the u.s. department of health and human services and is commissioner of the new york city department of health for mental hygiene. we also have the interim commissioner, warren a. smith. lauren a. smith has been the interim commissioner of the massachusetts department of public health since october 25, 2012 and prior to assuming that position served as medical director and chief medical officer of the department. let me welcome you to the committee, and let me ask you. you are aware the committee is holding an investigative hearing and we are doing so having the practice of taking testimony under it. do either one of you have an objection to taking testimony under oath? >> no. >> no. >> the chair then advises you that under the rules of the house and the rules of the committee you are entitled to be advised by counsel. do you desire to be advised with counsel during your testimony today? in that case, please rise, raise your right hand and i will swear you in. do you swear to tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? you are now under oath subject to
Nov 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. is that new york city? and income are the insured through private broker? >> guest: new york city, based on what i've read and what i've understand, anticipate they do not have flood insurance to the flood insurance program. they anticipate asking the federal government for help in the form of grants, in the form of disaster grants to help cover the cost of recovery for those kinds of transit programs. >> host: but would a city have private insurance as well? >> guest: yes come a city absolutely could purchase private insurance. municipalities, but would likely not cover flood insurance -- flood damage. >> host: john prible is the vice president of that group. numbers are on the screen to do to participate in our conversation about the national flood insurance program. we'll begin with frank and placita, florida. hi, frank. >> caller: good morning, gentlemen. since i live in flood them in unfamiliar with fema insurance, it doesn't cover on the first floor except equipment. so the losses those people suffered in those one-story homes probably won't be covered. so i'd like to know -- and t
Nov 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
american from the my grant worker in california to the students in the room and new york city, we all cherish liberty. i can't help but to feel we're among the greatest of generations. i've been working with young activists. with advancements and undying passion for liberty, we hold the world at the fingertips and can change it in the blank of an eye. through the inno vaition of social media, we brought the world closer together and stories of individuals living in a time of blessing and come to realize after having the article published in an online magazine called "define liberty," and republished in again, that moves to me we have a future. we have to take full advantage of our time in history, this is why i'm honored to host the debate with three speakers of three perspectives in political ideologies. i hope to ignite a never end r discussion through criticism and debate because it's through debate and criticism can we exploit the flaws and see the beauties we can obtain. i truly believe discussions among these perspectives and opinions can pave our way to the american dream. all
Nov 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
romney. new york, philadelphia, dc, suburbing were swing in denver, las vegas, and phoenix. .. i mean, it may be more exact to to pay voters directly. there's probably more return for your investment in a conclude by saying probably the supreme court of the united states is the second most important institution in the united states in aiding the economic recovery because next to the fed, they have done more stimulus into the economy in hard-hit states like nevada, florida, ohio, colorado, pennsylvania and california than any institution. they may be more important than the fed. again, we have to look at money in politics. as i say what was then and in effect of a change of opinion. >> this is very interesting. comments from offers speakers that i want to ask at a demographic group none of you touched on this site because distant name i heard of demography being impactful in america. one out of every five americans has a disability and 51% of likely voters said they have a family member with a disability. yet, at the national press club when there was an opportunity or, as you know, th
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